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3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

January 14, 2019

3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press. Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations.

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How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

December 14, 2018

How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

Data centers are some of the most critical infrastructure of our modern era. A breach would be devastating. Learn how security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access.

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The all-hazards approach to ballistic barriers and physical security

December 7, 2018

The all-hazards approach to ballistic barriers and physical security

It’s like clockwork. If an electric company payment office receives a threat, the water company office across town calls to look into getting a bullet resistant barrier. If there’s a school shooting anywhere, Total Security Solutions starts getting inquiries about installing bulletproof vestibules from schools nationwide. A bomb is mailed …

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Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

November 7, 2018

Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

Safety. This vital component of the security entrance selection process is often missing from the conversation upfront. A failure to consider the safety features of security entrances could quickly and tragically undermine the effectiveness and success of the entire project, negatively affecting your ROI.

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Energy saving glazing options cut energy costs

October 31, 2018

Energy saving glazing options cut energy costs

Ancient forms of architectural glass were far too costly for everyday use and were reserved for the most important buildings in Rome. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that glass windows were widely available. We continue to push the evolution of glass windows today. Engineers are now exploring how energy saving glazing options can help cut costs on heating or air conditioning, as well as provide shade.

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What industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass?

August 28, 2018

What industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass?

A big question that we often get from customers is what industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass? VP and GM, Rick Snelling, often asks his customers these questions to see if they fall into the category of needed bullet-resistant glass. Do you value your assets? Do you keep cash on site? Do you sell anything? Are you open during hours when most people are asleep? Are life-changing decisions made there?

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Wood door solutions for high-risk areas

August 24, 2018

Wood door solutions for high-risk areas

Balancing the need for strength and security along with patient comfort is an important goal of behavioral health facility managers and their building design teams. The desire to develop a wood door robust enough to satisfy the physical abuse requirements of behavioral health patients has been an exhausting challenge to concerning architects. At the architect’s request, AMBICO has stepped forward with our latest product to satisfy this demand.

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2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

August 20, 2018

2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one time, corporate security like this was only top-of-mind for companies that were dealing with things that they knew people aren’t happy with. There was bad press, or actual threats. Now, we find that these customers are rarely responding to a specific threat. This is about staying ahead of the game.”

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Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

August 15, 2018

Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

Google the term “best looking offices” and you’ll find no shortage of results, with photos of interiors featuring beautiful design, materials, light and color. But do office space aesthetics actually have an effect on companies and their people? And how do aesthetics fit into the equation when it comes to how secure an office space is?

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Buy Online & Pickup In-Store, Back to School Edition: Package Concierge® Reveals Top Tips for Retailers

August 8, 2018

Buy Online & Pickup In-Store, Back to School Edition: Package Concierge® Reveals Top Tips for Retailers

The back to school shopping season drives over $27 billion in retail sales, according to a new Deloitte report. And while the online channel continues to grow, consumers are exploring new ways to make shopping even more convenient. Research shows the Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) option is now responsible for nearly 30 percent of online retail revenue. That’s why today, Package Concierge, the innovator of the automated locker system, is revealing its top tips to help retailers maximize this movement and propel back to school sales this season and beyond.

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Art in Motion by Ethereal Light Installation Artist Spencer Finch

June 9, 2018

Art in Motion by Ethereal Light Installation Artist Spencer Finch

When entering the new Segerstedthuset building at the Uppsala University in Sweden – guests, students and employees alike are cheerfully greeted by a colourful revolving door. This unique door is an art installation by renowned American artist Spencer Finch (http://www.spencerfinch.com/) and is aptly named ‘The Colour Wheel’. The artist is best known for installations that visualise his experience of the nature of light, colour, memory.

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Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

April 13, 2018

Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and financial resources in making the entrances to their buildings artistic and beautiful, with designs and materials that inspire awe. They may work with an architect, engineer, or building contractor and ensure compliance to NFPA safety and fire guidelines regarding egress, along with the desire for user convenience and an overall aesthetic design. Often, they select standard swinging doors to make it more convenient for employees, visitors and vendors to enter. For security, they employ security officers to stand guard.

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How are mantrap portals designed to mitigate physical security risk?

March 12, 2018

How are mantrap portals designed to mitigate physical security risk?

Organizations around the globe are looking for ways to reduce the risk of unauthorized entry due to tailgating and piggybacking. If not addressed appropriately, that risk can quickly turn into a liability, costing a company added time and expense, a bruised reputation and even the removal of members of the leadership team.

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Portable security booths

February 22, 2018

Portable security booths

If you need to secure multiple gates or entrances, it is essential to have a security booth, guard house or parking booth you can position and use immediately. Par-Kut portable security booths are perfect for guarding multiple entrances and gates. These security booths are easily moved from one place to another. So you can have these guard booths ready to use as soon as they are deployed or installed.

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Using security bollards and barriers to protect property and pedestrians

February 2, 2018

Using security bollards and barriers to protect property and pedestrians

Traditionally, bollards were reserved for military or other high-security facilities. More and more, however, popular tourist destinations, parks, bike lanes, educational and business campuses, hospitals and more are using bollards for added protection.

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Why access control systems will never be enough to protect your premises

January 11, 2018

Why access control systems will never be enough to protect your premises

Security systems have long been in the business of risk mitigation. In addition to controlling potentially perilous situations as they occur and dealing with them safely and efficiently, a security system and its operators need to be able to identify problem areas and use the systems at their disposal to prevent issues, when possible, before they even occur. A major source of risk for any facility—large or small, new or established—are the entrances and exits. Every facility has at least one entrance and an access control system alone cannot effectively mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry. Many buildings will have a number of different areas in their floorplan that require varying levels of security at the entrances to that area, even if it’s as simple as locking an office before the weekend.

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Securing your bulletproof glass investment in 2018

December 18, 2017

Securing your bulletproof glass investment in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close and we look forward to the promise of a new year, we thought it might be a perfect time to pause and reflect on something very important to us – the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your bulletproof glass. While that might not make the top three on most people’s list of resolutions for 2018, here’s why it should.

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Bullet Proof Barriers For Utility And Electric Co-Op Offices

November 21, 2017

Bullet Proof Barriers For Utility And Electric Co-Op Offices

Remote locations, wide service areas, and lots of cash on hand presents unique security challenges for customer service staff.

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Attractive Bulletproof Barrier Design

October 27, 2017

Attractive Bulletproof Barrier Design

Modern. Clean lines. High Visibility. Upscale. Bulletproof. Which one of these doesn’t belong? While there is a strong perception that beauty and security cannot go hand-in-hand, attractive bulletproof barriers are totally possible.

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Andamar Lifestyle Center uses revolving doors to combat wind, air infiltration

October 25, 2017

Andamar Lifestyle Center uses revolving doors to combat wind, air infiltration

The challenge: heat, humidity and sea breezes infiltrating the building. The solution: revolving doors.

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